in support of Papuan independence ends in clashes, arrests
Globe August 16, 2017
march in support of Papuan independence in Central Jakarta on Tuesday afternoon
(15/08) ended with the arrest of several protesters and allegations of
activist jailed for more than two years after posting anti-royal BBC article
August 16, 2017
Thai student activist has been jailed for more than two years for posting
a BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand's King on Facebook, his lawyer
in Indonesian cities mark New York Agreement on Papua
New Zealand International August 15, 2017
have been held in several cities in Indonesia to mark the anniversary of
the agreement which sealed West Papua's incorporation into the republic.
Rights Watch calls for more international scrutiny of West Papua
New Zealand International August 14, 2017
Rights Watch in Indonesia is calling for more international scrutiny of
the country's Papuan provinces.
end to violence in Papua?
at Melbourne August 14, 2017
about the shooting of an indigenous Papuan by police officers early this
month in Deiyai district, Papua, have renewed focus on how human rights
abuses by security officials in the region remain unaddressed by the government
of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
dead in Indonesia's war on drugs with 'shoot-on-sight' policy
Times August 14, 2017
shoot, kill and repeat. Indonesia is replicating the harsh and unprecedented
war on drugs launched by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a bid
to clamp down on widespread drug trafficking.
museum celebrates dictator's life, omitting dark chapters
York Times August 13, 2017
former dictator looms in bronze over the entrance to the small museum set
amid the palm trees and emerald rice fields of central Java.
heading towards minority, but stable, government
Speaking August 11, 2017
unlikely to be formalized before 22 August, the shape of Timor-Leste's
next government is starting to become clear. It appears that Fretilin,
as the 'most voted' party, will form a minority government, probably in
alliance with the 'youth' party, KHUNTO. This alliance will give the government
27 seats in the 65 seat parliament.
evidence of British complicity in East Timor invasion emerges
Australia August 11, 2017
documents show the British Government like Australia and the U.S. actively
assisted Indonesia cover up crimes against humanity in East Timor. Dr Adam
use Yingluk's rice policy as an excuse to destroy elected politicians
Truth Thailand August 11, 2017
should come as no surprise to anyone that the junta and the kangaroo courts
in Thailand are using the court case against former Prime Minister Yingluk
to destroy the Pua Thai Party and elected politicians close to Taksin.
Yingluk is facing a court case over the rice price guarantee scheme which
was introduced when she was in office.
Indonesian massacre: Survivors fear being caught up in Government's Islamist
Radio Australia August 11, 2017
are growing concerns in Indonesia the equivalent of a presidential decree
used to ban hard-line Islamists could also be used to silence survivors
of the 1965 massacre that saw the slaughter of an estimated half a million
federation accuses Freeport of treating 'fired' Indonesia mine workers
August 11, 2017
Global Union, a federation of labor unions, said the Indonesian unit of
copper miner Freeport McMoRan and metal smelter Smelting had treated "fired"
workers "inhumanely and with contempt", urging both to reinstate staff
the next target of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs
Morning Herald August 11, 2017
at Philippine schools, colleges and universities will be drug tested under
President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drugs crackdown in a move critics say
could threaten their safety and right to education.
preparing to crush 'militants' in Rakhine
Morning Herald August 11, 2017
Myanmar government has air-dropped hundreds of troops into the country's
strife-torn western Rakhine state in preparation to crush accused Muslim
rebels and insurgents, according to several reliable sources.
government rejects calls for 'public, unequivocal' stand for West Papua
Pacific Report = August 10, 2017
Zealand's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has dismissed a
call for the government to make a stand and address the ongoing human rights
situation in West Papua.
plans to ban other 'anti-Pancasila' groups
Post August 10, 2017
Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has said that his ministry is coordinating
with the police and regional administrations to disband more mass organizations
considered against the state ideology Pancasila.
political prisoner problem
Mandala August 9, 2017
Indonesian government has been doing something remarkable over the past
year with its political prisoners in Papua and West Papua provinces: Releasing
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